- Kids Health
Understanding the world of learning disorders
Is your child a bit slow is school work? Are you getting frustrated because even though you know you spent hours on learning everything before a test somehow you botched up the sums when you calculated by placing the digits wrongly or have ended up not being able to write coherently all of what you know you have learnt well enough? If you are experiencing all of these difficulties, you may want to understand more about why this is happening.
Noah and Angela studies together on most days. But no matter how many hours Angela spent, she would not be able to perform over average. It was not so much to do with remembering but somehow her paper would get botched up when she had to do her math sums. With Noah, it was pretty much the same thing but for him, it was more about framing an answer than working on his sums. They would end up missing out on the after school activities and were tired of being labeled ‘slow’ in class, they just had to get better and they spent hour after hour on their books.
They keep having people say that they have the ability, they just need to work a little harder, but how much harder. It is time to go get an evaluation done and to deal with the facts. The kids may have learning disorder and with proper guidance and an Individual Education Program, they would be able to cope far better and perform more efficiently.
Knowing about a disability and also the reason why things are going wrong will certainly help a child to cope better. However it may not necessarily be a calming news to hear that you have a 'disability'. There are a million questions about how that changes things and how it will affect your future. Well the good news is, you are not alone even the best folks like Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell and more have had to deal with such situations. They were dyslexic! And they are still revered in the world of Science. What matters is how you cope with it and what techniques you use to overcome your disability.
These individuals have uneven development and they are not mentally retarded or different due to the environment or such factors. It is also not a curable illness or disease condition, but something that has to be managed every single day of a person's life. Fear, anger, mourning, isolation and flight from the situation will not help. Rather talk to your child and discuss with the school or even shift him to an institute where he can feel more in his skin. There are also places where the child can find a good support system through assistance from special education services or speech and hearing therapists. In addition, help your child pick out the right books, you can get them audio books, encourage them to participate in activities and find people to spend time with and more. You can make a difference by deciding to be a part of your child's life, also see how the teacher and the school can be supportive. Let your child explore his or her abilities and get better one day at a time and overcome one obstacle at a time.